The Symphony – William Channing

My friend sent me this today – I rather love it and thought I would share 🙂
“To live content with small means….
To seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion….
To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy,not rich;
To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly….
To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart….
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never…..
In a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common….
This is to be my symphony.”
William Henry Channing

7 thoughts on “The Symphony – William Channing

  1. LyndaD says:

    Thoughtful. This one is going straight to the back of the toilet door, for quiet reflection. (Im not joking) I figure if i put reflective pieces there that i have a captive audience.


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